This online database provides a searchable inventory of valuation studies for ecosystem services that focus on an identified ecosystem and provide monetary value for these services. Ecosystem valuation data are abundant, yet they are often hard to find. An updated version of GecoServ (Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Valuation Database), BlueValue functions as a centralized source and user-friendly interface for ecosystem valuation information from around the world. It promotes the distribution and sharing of these valuation studies, provides researchers with background information for future studies, and helps resource managers include ecosystem services in the decision-making process.
-- NOAA Office for Coastal Management